Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Apr. 16, 2024Global citizen and award recipient: Samantha Kremer
    Samantha Kremer with children in Uganda

    By: Micaela Kelly

    Samantha Kremer (she/her) values international co-op experiences and giving back to communities abroad.

  2. Mar. 1, 2024Celebrating standout co-op students in work-integrated learning month
    Award recipents lining up to receive award, and other people are clapping for them

    It's time to celebrate! Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) recognizes outstanding co-op students during work-integrated learning month.

    By: Cameron Stirrup (he/him)

  3. Feb. 15, 2024Rising through the ranks: Waterloo Engineering student's journey to CEO at Woodbridge
    John Zianis with a group of Woodbridge staff and Waterloo co-op students

    Waterloo Engineering student climbs up the ranks at Woodbridge and goes on to develop future leaders in the process.

    By: Namish Modi (he/him)

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  1. Apr. 19, 2024Finding passion in the workplace through physiotherapy
    Claire Lemon at work on desk

    Claire Lemon (she/her), a fourth-year Kinesiology student, shares her journey from being a co-op student herself to now supervising new co-op students, the importance of building connections in the workplace and always putting her patients’ comfort first.

  2. Apr. 11, 2024Research towards remission 
    Rahul posing in a suit

    Rahul Desai (he/him), a third-year Health student, discusses his experience at the Odette Cancer Center, his love for research and the wide variety of work within healthcare. 

  3. Apr. 4, 2024Making a difference in mechanical engineering
    University of Waterloo student, Aryaman Chaturani, holding a baby goat.

    Aryaman Chaturani (he/him), a third-year mechanical engineering student, discusses his international co-op in Uttarakhand, India, what he learned from his time abroad and the importance of making positive contributions to society through engineering. 

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